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Undergraduate Profile: The University of Leicester, School of Business

Here at University of Leicester School of Business our belief is that we are distinctive and relevant. Distinctive in our research and our approach to our portfolio of programmes; and relevant in the application of these to knowledge, organisations and generating impact.

At all levels of study our programmes explore business, economics and management in a different light. We welcome students wanting to explore issues impacting global economies and those willing to have their basic managerial assumptions challenged. By studying with us you will be engaging with leading international academics who are at the forefront of their disciplines.

You will be taught in a stimulating and innovative learning environment which will enable you to reach your potential and compete along with the very best, engaging with organisations and industry along the journey. Our research talents are far-reaching and feed directly into our teaching to allow our students to learn from those currently involved in cutting-edge research in a range of disciplines.

Start your journey here

The School of Business offers the following undergraduate campus based courses

Accounting and Finance

Bsc Accounting and Finance
Major in Accounting and Finance
Minor in Accounting and Finance


BA Banking and Finance
BSc Banking and Finance
BA Business Economics
BSc Business Economics
BA Economics
BSc Economics
BA Economics and Financing
BSc Economics and Financing
BA Financial Economics
BSc Financial Economics


BA Human Resource Management
BA Management Studies
BA Marketing
Major in Human Resource Management
Minor in Human Resource Management
Major in Management Studies
Minor in Management Studies
Major in Marketing
Minor in Marketing

The University of Leicester's student union

The University of Leicester's Student Union

Study Abroad/ERASMUS Programme

As an undergraduate economics student, you will have the exciting opportunity to extend your studies and acquire new language skills by spending a year abroad in countries including Australia, Germany, Spain, and the United States of America.

There are many good reasons for considering undertaking the ERASMUS and Study Abroad programme. Here are just a few:

• Excelled addition to your CV
• More employment opportunities
• Learn a new language
• Gain life experience and confidence
• Make new friends
• Learn your chosen subject in a different way

Placement Year

The School of Business is excited to be able to offer you the fantastic opportunity to participate in a Placement Year. An industrial placement is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in a working environment. A ‘Year in Industry’ involves you undertaking a year of full-time work in a suitable internship between Year 2 and Year 3.

The programme will:

  • Help develop key employability skills that graduate employers seek.
  • Help increase your understanding of the application of your academic discipline.
  • Help ensure your CV and applications stand out.
  • On successful completion of your studies your placement year will be reflected in your degree

"I have developed a wide set of skills and have applied theoretical knowledge in practice by supporting various teams across the business. Being a part of a year in industry programme has increased my confidence and made me stand out from a crowd of graduates with similar university degrees." – Egidija                                                              

Placements for this year have included: Civil Service Analytical placements with NHS Pensions, Placement with Accounts/Payroll at General Electric and many more.                                                                 

The library at The University of Leicester

The award-winning David Wilson library at The University of Leicester


Career Opportunities

Alongside your academic work we recognise that it is also important you gain experience, develop your skills and know how to tell your story to prospective employers. The School of Business has dedicated careers support staff who work closely with the University’s award winning Career Development Service to make sure you get support to achieve your aspirations.
We have a high success rate in the graduate employment market, with students going on to senior positions in industry, accountancy, finance, education, research, marketing, government service and the local and national media.

Students who undertake our BA and BSc degree in Financial Economics (providing you choose Investment Management as an option) or undertake our BA and BSc in Banking and Finance will be offered the special opportunity to study the syllabus for the Claritas Investment certificate which has just been launched by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute. Leicester is one of a very few universities where you can study for the Claritas Investment Certificate, a qualification highly valued by employers

ACA CIMA, and ACCA Accreditations - Students choosing to study BA/BSc Economics and Accounting can apply for exemptions from professional exams (subject to satisfactory completion of certain modules) for ACA, ACCA, and CIMA..

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Contact Us

School of Business

University of Leicester
University Road

Tel: 0116 252 2890
Email: ulsb@le.ac.uk